Today we're focusing on another tried-and-true self-care suggestion, because the benefits of drinking water are well-known and well-documented.
Did you know?
Your body as a whole is comprised of approximately 60% water. The functions that depend on these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature. Additionally, your muscles alone are made up of around 80% water, and even a slight dip in their hydration can impair their physical performance.
Water really is that important.
When you drink water, you can:
Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, it's important to rehydrate by consistently drinking plenty of fluids and eating water-dense foods - even mild dehydration can lead to headaches and mess with your brain's ability to function the right way.
In short, staying hydrated is one of the best things you can do for your overall levels of health and wellness.
Self-Care September Day 18: Hydrate Thyself
Here are a few tips to make water consumption easier to habituate, originally shared in my blog post Hydration Station:
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